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Daughters of the Dust
(Daughters of the Dust )

by Julie DASH


We are in 1902, in a family of Gullahs (the descendants of African captives), who are about to leave Sea Islands – located near the South Carolina coast that was formerly a port of arrival for slaving ships – to reach the continent and other ways of life. A contemplative mise-en-scène depicts the oral traditions, clothing, food and spiritual life of this small community preoccupied by their permanency. At the same time, the voice-over of a four-year-old girl « not yet born » weaves the threads interlinking past, present and future: a story of origins which is also that of history and « Afro-American» identity. AR

  • Titre français
    Daughters of the Dust
  • Original title
    Daughters of the Dust
  • Scénario
    Julie Dash
  • Montage
    Joseph Burton
  • Musique
    John Barnes
  • Interprétation
    Cora Lee Day, Alva Roger, Barbara O. Jones
  • Distribution
    Cohen / Park Circus
  • Support de projection
  • Sous-titrage
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